I Peter 1:23 ” For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring Word of God.”

Born again…other than Jesus, only Peter used this term in the New Testament. But as Christians, it’s a very common label we give to someone who has accepted Jesus into their life. But to the unbeliever it’s very foreign sounding. Kind of like Nicodemus’s confusion when Jesus told him the only way to see the kingdom of God was to be born again. (John 3:3-7) Or as a bewildered Nicodemus asked, “How can a man be born when he is old?” So the term Spiritual Rebirth might be an easier way to explain it. Peter brought clarity to the term when he wrote, “In God’s great mercy He’s given us new birth into living hope through the resurrection of Jesus.” (I Peter 1:3) Or as we read in Titus 3:5… we are saved through the washing of rebirth and renewal through Jesus Christ.

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